Think of Monday as a standing eight count for the punch-drunk Rockies. They mercifully get the day off.

If ever a team needed a day away from the ballpark, it's the Rockies, losers of 10 of their past 11 games. Sunday afternoon, they were hit with a one-two punch in a dismal 5-0 loss to the Tigers.

Moments after the national anthem, star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was scratched from the lineup because of a strained right knee. He's listed as day to day. After losing CarGo, perplexing starter Jeremy Guthrie pitched three subpar innings, giving up four runs and eight hits. He needed 78 pitches to get nine outs. And although Guthrie said he wanted to return to the mound after a 53-minute rain delay, manager Jim Tracy pulled him.